Simplifya provides an auditor direct access to the specific laws and regulations cited in an audit without ever leaving the app. We make this possible with:
- Clickable citations that allow users to access the exact regulatory text on which an audit question was based.
- Defined Terms allow users to hover over specific terms from the regulations in order to quickly see their definition.
By empowering users to access regulations from within the app, Simplifya is delivering a new level of transparency to the audit process. With a single click, users can access the specific regulation on which an audit question is based. With another click, you can view supplementary information including:
- the governing body that adopted the regulation
- the date the regulation became effective
- context for where the regulation can be found within a jurisdiction’s set of laws
When conducting an audit, clickable citations now appear in blue:
MCA reference with hyperlink functionality
To view the regulation this audit question is based on, users can simply click the citation and the specific law will appear:
Once clicked, a box will appear with the text of the clicked citation
For additional information about the law, users can just click the “plus” sign. The pop-up box will expand to reveal the body that adopted the law, the date the law became effective, and context for where the law can be found:
The original citation can be expanded to show surrounding citations by clicking '+'
In the example above, users know in just two clicks that:
- This particular question is based on a law adopted by the Maryland General Assembly that prohibits cannabis businesses from displaying the use of cannabis in advertisements.
- The law became effective on May 13, 2019
- The law is located in Title 13, Subtitle 33 of the Maryland Code Annotated
For more details on how Simplifya formats citations in our content, see Citation Format.
Simplifya’s new definitions feature enables users to hover over specific, highlighted terms in an audit question. When hovering, users can see the exact definition of a term as it's defined in the regulations, making it even easier to understand exactly what is being asked in a given audit question.
In the below example, the term, “serious adverse event” has a particular definition that is key to understanding how to properly answer the question. For clarity, the term is shown as a hyperlink.
Defined terms in an audit question appear as hyperlinks
To view the definition of “serious adverse event,” users can simply hover over the term and they'll see the exact definition pop onto the screen, along with the section of the regulations where the term is defined.
The text regulatory reference of a defined term are shown in a popover
In conjunction, these two feature enable auditors to have the maximum amount of context when conducting an audit.
Note: Clickable citations and defined term functionality is being rolled out incrementally, and might not be available on audits conducted within all jurisdictions.